TWO trail-blazing female entrepreneurs from Ealing are among 38 from across the country recognised in the Women in Innovation Awards.

Each will be awarded £50,000 to help bring new products and services to fruition.

On International Women’s Day today (8), they are honoured by Innovate UK for tackling some of society’s biggest challenges.

Andreia Trigo, 39, is founder and CEO of the Enhanced Fertility Programme, whose mission is to cut down the time it can take to get a diagnosis of infertility and signpost people to support.

Born from her own personal experience of infertility, Andreia's approach will help women create a personalised treatment plan to increase their chances of conception.

Nina Salomons, 31, founded Anomie (I-know-me), which uses technology like VR to create a safe, virtual space for those struggling with their mental wellbeing.

Anomie enables users to express and understand their feelings through drawing and creating scenes in a virtual world.

Nina was inspired by her early work in prisons, where she used VR headsets to help prisoners.